• Drugs/Alcohol:  Wine is a big part of Italian culture, so it's regularly consumed with meals.

  • Language/Profanity:  A few exclamations of God's name, plus a couple of mild profanities.

  • Sex/Nudity:  The only nudity is of an artistic variety (bare breasts shown on historic statues, etc.). There are also a couple of double entendres in the humor department.

  • Violence:  Only of the comedic, slapstick variety.

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